UPDATE: Golden Age was simply the working title for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and is not the name of a new game, Ubisoft has officially confirmed.
“Before we officially announce a game to the world, we use a working title or code name to refer to a project internally.
“Assassin’s Creed Golden Age was the internal name given to Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. It is not the name of any future Assassin’s Creed title.”
Original story is as follows.
Ubisoft might have accidentally leaked an image that hints at a new Assassin’s Creed game in an internal brochure aimed at recruiting new project managers and programmers.
The image reveals a project called Assassin’s Creed: Golden Age, and speculation has arisen that the game might be 2015’s PS3 and Xbox 360 release that accompanies Assassin’s Creed: Victory, upcoming the current-gen Victorian London adventure.
It’s believed that Ubisoft will continue the trend of releasing separate Assassin’s Creed games for each console generation, the same way AC: Rogue hit Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 and AC: Unity hit PS4 and Xbox One.
Or could Golden Age be the rumored Japan-centered Assassin’s Creed game set for 2016?
Before we get our hopes up, though, it looks like “Golden Age” could just refer to the Golden Age of Piracy, and could have just been an early working title for AC4: Black Flag.
Plus once we zoom in, we see two ships about go to into a sea-bound skirmish, one of which appears to have a black pirate flag that adds even more credence to the image representing Black Flag.
The PDF document is currently still up online, but Ubisoft will probably pull it soon, so get a good glimpse while you can–although the picture is pretty much all the indication of a new game.
Official details are nonexistent at this point, so it’s all speculation at this point, and we’re not even sure if Golden Age is actually an official game or if it’s a scrapped project, but we’ll likely find out more in the coming weeks.
Plus Ubisoft might shed more light once this gets more attention across the industry.